Agriculture is the largest industry in Georgia and

contributes $11.9 billion to the state.

UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, 2008

The University of Georgia’s AgP2 team works with Georgians who are concerned about soil and water quality and want to ensure that their land is protected for future generations. The program assists farmers and rural residents on pollution prevention issues and provide technical resources to maximize the benefits of best management practices.

AgP2 assists Georgians by providing technical assistance in:

Environmental Assessments

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Animal Waste

grazing

Land Application

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Sustainable Agriculture

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Green Industry

landscape

Crop Production

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What else does AgP2 do?

  • On-Farm Visits
  • Conduct Applied Research
  • Provide Advice on Soil and Water Quality
  • Promote Environmental Management Systems
  • Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia AgTrack Program

Reaching Georgia’s Farmers and Rural Citizens

In addition to its economic impact, agriculture occupies a substantial percentage of the land area; consequently, it has a large potential impact on the Georgia environment. The Sustainability Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recognizes both the economic and environmental importance of working with the agricultural community to incorporate pollution prevention concepts into agricultural operations as part of a comprehensive state effort in pollution prevention. Since 1994, they have funded the AgP2 program with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. This partnership takes advantage of the statewide network of County Extension Agents to reach the agricultural community and the outstanding resources for education and research at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.